Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater on 1972-08-25
Cold Rain & Snow, Black Throated Wind, He's Gone, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, The Frozen Logger, El Paso
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Berkeley Community TheaterLocation Berkeley, CASource SoundboardLineage 7in Betty Board Reel > PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 optical S/PDIF out > diskTaped by Transferred by
set 1 partial; 7" Betty Board Reel > PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 optical S/PDIF out (Jace's tape) > disk (Tim Deibert); some Soundforge editing (see notes)
Evan S. Hunt
August 26, 2007
The Storm Before The Calm
This is the last show in GD history whereby there is no recorded complete setlist. Whatever was going on that night is a mystery. Were people asleep at the wheel? Who knows. All anyone knows is that there is only one reel available of an excellent sounding show which I will forever assert is one of the most well-played and well-sung shows in GD history. I was there and it was great. I don't think the New Riders played that night and the Dead played a super long show, clocking in at 4 hours. They started a little after 7 and ended at midnite, which is the BCT's curfew (It's on the Berkeley High School campus).
This is a good recording and remaster ~ just as good as the other version. The vocals are a tad bit hot.